Edinburgh with the Sony FE 28 mm F/2


I love to travel and I love to travel smart and light, so I don't need a huge DSLR with lots of lenses from fish eye to 600 mm lense in my bag. That was my reason for the switch to a mirrorless camera. Untill now I used to travel with the the FE 35 mm and/or the FE 55 mm on my A7 classic, a light setup with a superb IQ. Now I got hands on the 28 mm and used it as my only setup for my time in Scotland. In August is fringe time in Edinburgh, fringe is the edinburgh festival, a festival with lots of people and freaks.  Was it enough to have one lense only, yes, for sure. The FE 28 mm F/2 is a very nice lense, you get a lot of quality for the money and for the actual price it is a no-brainer.

Yes without the lense correction the distortion is quite heavy, but with the correction the results are really nice. I'm not the biggest pixelpeeper on earth and I don't really use lenses stopped down, so I only care about the perfmance wide open. And the FE 28 mm F/2 is wide open already sharp, sharp enough to print is large. The autofocus is very reliable and for my way of taking focus fast enough.

First I met William Wallace, we had a discussion, about what? No clue, I couldn't understand a singel word. But could get a shot before I got the hit. F/2.2 Nice sharpness, nice colors, and smooth bokeh. What do I want more? Nothing so far. 

william wallace
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The bagpiper does look more friendly. But he didn't want to help me with the underwear and kilt question. I got the answer from somebody else:

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The next one holds a world record with 9500 piercings, I couldn't count them all ... or didn't want to.

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Zeiss 3D pop without Zeiss?

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Some nice and relaxed reggae and dub music with Reuben Stone. If you don't know find him on facebook. Great man, huge talent.

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The lense is a good one, for that money a no-brainer. I'm quite happy with the results. There is not one single point to complain. I don't know what will happen with my FE 35 mm F/2.8. Also a nice one but at the moment I have the feeling that the 28 mm will be my travel companion. It is giving nice results for travel and documentary photography, and I like the wide angle portraits, you have to come pretty close and that is a special situation. Alternatives for me would be the Leica Q, but I doubt that I could see a difference in my pictures. So I have better ideas to invest the difference in price.

For sure I would like to have something like the Leica 24 mm f/1.4, in the size of the 28 mm, with auto focus and below 1000 euro. But until Harry Potter has time to fulfill my wish I will have plenty of fun with the 28 mm F/2.

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